A one-of-a-kind abstract print, evocative of walls and gates and geological formations.
About 8 years ago I experimented with placing iron filings and rusted objects between damp pieces of paper. I wasn't entirely pleased with the results, so put the stack of paper in a plastic bag and forgot about it. I found the bag again this year, and was delighted with the rusted, aged and distressed paper. I proceeded to do a series of prints, called Rustscapes.
This print includes linoleum block, collagraph, and monoprint techniques. It is mounted on an 8" x 8" wood cradle, ready for hanging. Three layers of polyurethane coating protects the image, which can be dusted with a lightly dampened cloth.
This is a one-of-a-kind original work of art.
Printmaking is my passion.
I love the challenge of creating an image using linoleum blocks: how to convey shape, volume, texture, and movement using only the binary of black and white.
I also love the physical process of making prints. Carving a block reminds me of the rhythm of walking, and creates a meditative mood. Printing a block by hand includes the excitement of the first reveal -- even if I've been carving a block for weeks, the final print is still a surprise.
I hope you will find my artwork to be challenging, surprising, thought-provoking, and fun.
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